The word “tradition” can be downright intimidating. Some family traditions can feel too extravagant or hard to plan. But sometimes, the very best traditions are simple…as simple as spending Saturday nights together on the couch, watching a movie and ordering pizza. The whole point of having a family tradition is to spend time together. If you accomplish that, you’re on the right track.
If the idea of starting a family tradition sounds appealing to you, take a look at some of the ideas I’ve collected. You might just find one that tickles your fancy.~Jenny
Plan an annual Disneyland trip. Who doesn’t love the “Happiest Place on Earth?” Just make sure you do a little pre-planning before heading out. Scottsdale Mom’s Blog has some helpful tips to make things a little easier.
Write a letter to your kids, every year on their birthday. By the time they’re 18 and ready to leave the nest, they’ll have a beautiful keepsake to take with them. Amanda at Impress Your Kids takes it one step further and writes a little note every morning to her kids.
Make cookies with your kids during the holidays. Put them in fancy tins and pass them out as gifts to family and friends! Be sure to check out Dandelion Mom‘s other great ideas, especially for blended families.
Create a family time capsule. Put in newspaper clippings, photos, mementos, toys, recipes, etc. Put it somewhere safe and re-open it in ten years on New Year’s Day. Keeping It Simple Crafts has easy instructions on how to make your own time capsule.
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